Vision in the Forest
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A family camps in a beautiful forest, and Smokey Bear teaches them to prevent forest fires.
Safety Danger Lurks Firefighting Smokey Bear Fire prevention Conservation
- 2002-07-16 00:00:00
- Closed captioning
- United States
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Subject: Vaughn Monroe And a Bear Costume
There's no real story in this short, just a fire-safety message as Vaughn looks into the camera.
Smokey comes to life from a poster (a guy in half a bear costume). The actor voicing Smokey at the time is heard in the film.
A low-key effort overall, great for fans of Monroe.
Subject: Vaughn Monroe family
I am the new director of the Vaughn Monroe Orchestra, and am friends with his daughters, Candy and Christy. For years, Christy told me she had that bucket!
This was filmed not far from the family's home, on Lake Cochituate in Natick, MA. Though Vaughn Monroe was a superstar, and at that time the most popular singing bandleader in the nation, he was always down-to-earth. He loved the outdoors, boating, fishing, etc. Though this short film is very staged, it does capture Vaughn the person, a family man and a good neighbor. Great to see!
The Vaughn Monroe Appreciation Society is a wonderful place for more information, or on the new band: www.vaughnmonroeshow.com
Subject: love it ,love it
Subject: Cute for its time.
(also made popular by Burl Ives)
Subject: Time to ship Chris off somewhere..
Oh! The film! ItÃÂs almost like a music video with a message! DonÃÂt cause fires in forests! Vaughn tells us the many ways to prevent fires, with his family conveniently there to give demonstrations on what to do. Vaughan contributes too, by showing the proper way to but out your cigarette, by grinding it into the ground with your foot.. Soon, Chris wanders off and uh, has visions of Smokey The Bear. Soon, Smokey comes to life and starts talking to him. THis is probably the most ridiculous moment in euphemeral film and is an Amelie moment for sure. Pretty funny. Highly Reccomended!
** Edit. Oops, Chris actually IS his daughter, ha ha, silly me.
Subject: Review from a fan
Subject: old fashioned entertainment
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